To Kill A Mockingbird

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Author: Harper Lee.

If you haven’t heard of this book you’ve either been living under a rock, or you’ve just been introduced to Literature.
Anyhow, it is a book you will end up reading at some point in your life. This book is set during the Great Depression in America.
The book’s been narrated from the point of view of a young girl. The innocence is replete in her words. Her father, Atticus Finch, is a lawyer, and seemingly perfect, with all his morals and virtues very much intact. He’s also an understand father. So all in all, a perfect gentleman.
He takes up the case of Tom Robinson, a black man, accused for a grave, disgusting deed he never committed. He had been framed.
Atticus Finch made it his aim to have Robinson acquitted.
What lies in Robinson’s fate? Will the all-white jury speak in favor of a black man?
Atticus’ neighbours completely isolate him in lieu of taking up the case of Robinson.
Finally this book teaches us what we’ve heard a number of times – Never judge a book by it’s cover, to never hold grudges or stand prejudiced towards someone, unless they’ve actually done something to gravely hurt you. Lee’s aim was to make us understand, that we must stand up for what our heart thinks is right, and not what the society wants us to think is right.

“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”  – Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird.